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Thought Leaders | Leadership Excellence Speakers

Leadership Excellence Speakers

For over 25 years, Leadership Excellence magazine has ranked the top thought leaders in management and leadership. The gurus selected to this prestigious Excellence 100 list, possess a rare combination of traits and abilities, and are ranked according to eight criteria including: Character, Preparation, Principles, Personality, Performance, Experience, Expression and Influence. BigSpeak is proud to partner with Leadership Excellence in both recognizing and representing these renowned speakers, authors and thought leaders and delivering their vanguard leadership and management programs to our clients.

“Leadership Excellence continues to shape tomorrow's leaders. Month after month, the foremost minds on management and leadership share their breakthrough ideas. By constantly publishing the best ideas from experienced consultants, trainers, and business leaders, the magazine is shaping organizations throughout the world.”

- Ken Shelton

  • Ichak Adizes: Corporate Performance Expert and Authority on Managing Change
  • David Allen: Productivity Expert & Author of Getting Things Done
  • Ken Blanchard: World-Renowned Leadership Expert and Co-Author of the Bestseller The One Minute Manager
  • Eric Boles: Former NFL Wide Receiver, Business and Leadership Coach
  • Marcus Buckingham: Leading Authority and Best Selling Author on Employee Productivity and the Best Practices of Leadership and Management. Former Senior Consultant with The Gallup Organization.
  • Richard Chang: Leading Authority on Personal and Organizational Excellence
  • Ram Charan: World-Renowned Business Advisor, Execution Expert and Best Selling Author
  • Jackie Freiberg: Best-Selling Author, Business Best-Practice Expert on Leadership, Innovation, Accountability and Change
  • Kevin Freiberg: Best Selling Author, Consultant and Expert on Business Best Practices
  • Marshall Goldsmith, PhD: Renowned Executive Coach, Business Author, Thought-Leader, Management and Leadership Expert
  • Joseph Grenny: Bestselling Business Author of Crucial Conversations, Recognized Entrepreneur and Expert on Leadership, Influence and Communication
  • Gary Hamel: World Renowned Business Strategy Expert, Author and Thought Leader
  • John Kotter: Professor (Emeritus) Harvard Business School, World Renowned Thought Leader on Change Management and Leadership
  • James Kouzes: Leadership Expert and Bestselling Co-Author of The Leadership Challenge
  • Richard Leider: Executive Coach, Personal Growth Expert and Author
  • Patrick Lencioni: Best Selling Business Author, Leadership, Management and Team Development Expert
  • Alf Rehn: Professor of Management, Futurist, Creativity Expert, Business Innovator
  • Peter Senge: Pioneer in the Field of Learning Organizations and Author of The Fifth Discipline
  • Norm Smallwood: Leadership Development and Human Resource Expert
  • David Ulrich: Univ. of Michigan Business Professor and Leading Authority on HR
  • Meg Wheatley: Renowned Leadership Futurist and Organizational Development Expert

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